Using Morningstar to find funds with growth potential (tutorial part 2)

Posted by Stephen Sutherland on Tue, Oct 02, 2012 @ 01:30 PM

Finding funds with growth potential

If you're looking to boost the returns from your ISA and SIPP portfolio, you'll need to find funds with real growth potential. 

Last week we started to look at the criteria I follow when picking funds. In this post, and in the rest of this series, I'll take you through a process that makes the most of the extensive fund database offered by Morningstar

When I take clients through the site and show them what to look for in a potentially winning fund, they find tremendous value – and so I hope you do too. 

If you'd like to download our free guide 'Finding a good growth fund', you can find it here.

This is the Morningstar home page. To start my search I click on the ISA tab. I do this because it’s not possible to purchase some funds within a Stocks & Shares ISA.

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As you discovered last week, the market has been in a bull market over the last three and a half years. So next, where it says ‘ISA Funds to Explore’, we are going to look at ‘ISA’ funds that have performed best over the last three years. We can do that by clicking on the tab that says ‘3 Year Returns.’

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On this next image, you'll then see the highest ranking funds in terms of three year performance.

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In the next post we will continue this tutorial by taking a look at the highest ranking funds year to date and why past performance of a fund can be looked at in a light you may not have considered before.

In the meantime, if you are interested in the funds that I currently hold in my portfolio please click here.

How to find a good growth fund

As always, if you have any questions or thoughts on the points I've covered, please leave a comment below or connect with us @ISACO_ on Twitter.

Please note past performance should not be used as a guide to future performance, which is not guaranteed. Investing in Funds should be considered a long-term investment. The value of the investment can go down as well as up and there is no guarantee that you will get back the amount you originally invested.

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Topics: Investment funds, Finding a good growth fund, Investment tutorials